If you leave the phone open, while in the driving mode, it will first announce the name or number of the caller, and then "do you want to answer : yes or no". As long as you have set the backlight to turn off after 30 seconds or less, no problem of battery drain. I use self adhesive velcro, and stick it onto my visor in the open position. It's a great feature, whether driving or at home. The only problem with this phone, is the lousy manual. 🙂
would like to second Mary's frustration with the LG website. Because I need to use screen reading software, I was not able to use the PDF file. Richard from GL was great but informed me that they could not send a text file of the manual due again to security reasons. This is utterly rediculous! I am still waiting for the manual in braille from Verizon and have had the phone for a month. Other then that, it is a great phone.
I understand your frustration fully. There are privacy laws now (hippa) that make life ridiculous. You should have a version, for you, sent. Unforunately, the best I found was LG and not Verizon. On LG, the manual is though Verizon. It may not help. Demand it be sent to you, for you and maybe you will get somewhere. They have to do do it!